Community Foundations in Australia

The community philanthropy sector in Australia is burgeoning – there are currently at least 57 organisations identifying themselves as community foundations, or geographic sub-funds of community foundations.

  • 36 are independent, community-owned foundations that are governed by voluntary boards
  • 2 are professionally managed by Public Trustees
  • 19 are sub-funds of community foundations or trustee companies

Australian Community Philanthropy has mapped community foundations (but not yet geographic sub-funds) across the country.  The map below shows the location of each community foundation – click on the pins to see a snapshot and link to their website.

The place-based sub-funds are identified with an asterisk * in the list below.

List of community foundations and geographic sub-funds – 2016
Community Foundation State
Albany Community Foundation  WA
Australian Communities Foundation VIC
The Ballarat Foundation VIC
Banyule Charitable Fund
* A subfund of Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation
VIC
Bass Coast Community Foundation  VIC
Border Trust: Albury-Wodonga Region Community Foundation  NSW
Brimbank Charitable Fund
* A subfund of Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation
VIC
Foundation Broken Hill NSW
Buderim Foundation  QLD
Capital Region Community Foundation – Greater Good
* Public Trustees
ACT
Casey Cardinia Foundation VIC
Colac Sub-fund
*A subfund of the South West Community Foundation
VIC
Community Foundation for Central Victoria VIC
The Community Foundation for Tumut Region NSW
Denmark Community Foundation WA
Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation SA
Fleurieu Community Foundation SA
Foundation Barossa SA
Frankston Charitable Fund
* A subfund of the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation
VIC
Fremantle Foundation WA
Geelong Community Foundation VIC
Give Where You Live VIC
Glenorchy Community Fund TAS
Gold Coast Community Foundation
* A subfund of the Queensland Community Foundation
QLD
Hands Across Canberra Foundation
* A subfund of Greater Good
ACT
Hobsons Bay Community Fund
* A subfund of Australian Communities Foundation
VIC
Hume Charitable Fund
* A subfund of the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation
VIC
Inner North Community Foundation VIC
Into Our Hands Foundation VIC
Kinglake Ranges Foundation VIC
Kingston Charitable Fund
* A sub-fund of the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation
VIC
Koroit Sub-fund
* A subfund of the South West Community Foundation
VIC
The Lake Macquarie Foundation NSW
Leongatha District Community Foundation VIC
Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation VIC
Mackay Community Foundation QLD
Manningham Charitable Fund
* A sub-fund of the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation
VIC
Mansfield Community Fund
* A subfund of the Australian Communities Foundation
VIC
Marrickville Community Fund
* A subfund of the Sydney Community Foundation
NSW
Marysville and Triangle Community Foundation VIC
Mirboo North & District Community Foundation VIC
Mitchell Community Resources & Advocacy Group VIC
Mornington Peninsula Community Charitable Fund
* A sub-fund of the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation
VIC
The Mumbulla Foundation NSW
Northern Rivers Community Foundation NSW
Queensland Community Foundation
* Public Trustees
QLD
Red Earth Community Foundation QLD
South West Community Foundation VIC
The Southern Highlands Foundation NSW
Stand Like Stone Foundation SA
Sunshine Coast Community Foundation
* A subfund of the Queensland Community Foundation
QLD
Sydney Community Foundation NSW
Tomorrow: Today Foundation VIC
Toowoomba Community Foundation
* A subfund of the Queensland Community Foundation
QLD
Wendouree-Delacombe Sub-Fund
* A subfund of the Ballarat Foundation
VIC
Wyndham Charitable Fund
* A subfund of the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation
VIC

Upper Murray Innovation Foundation                                                                        VIC

Do you know of any others? Please contact ACP if you would like to suggest any changes to this list.